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Great Mountain Days in the Pennines, Terry Marsh - An inspirational guide to 50 memorable expeditions across the Pennines. A wide range of routes have been selected to help walkers explore all aspects of this beautiful upland area. The walks are all graded, from moderate to
strenuous, and are between 6 and 13 miles long, with plenty of options for both first-time and more experienced walkers. The ancient landscape of the Pennines offers walkers a great sense of leg-swinging freedom. Ranging between the North Pennines, Howgills, Yorkshire Dales, South Pennines and Dark Peak, this guide offers the best of the mass of fell and moor that makes up the backbone of England. Routes include Cross Fell, Wild Boar Fell, Ingleborough,
Whernside, Pen-y-Ghent, Pendle Hill, Kinder Downfall and a traverse of Ilkley Moor and many are suitable for fell running. All routes are illustrated with 1:40,000 OS mapping and plenty of colour photography. Published April 13. Available for pre-order.
The Pennine Way, Paddy Dillon - The Pennine Way was the first
long-distance path to be created in Britain, back in 1965. It traverses the
'backbone of England', striving to stay high on the moors, yet dropping down
to delightful little towns and villages each evening. It has always been a
popular trail, rightly regarded as a challenge, running higher and wilder
than any other National Trail. Several hundred thousand walkers have walked
its 435 kilometres (270 miles) from Derbyshire to the Scottish Borders. On
its way from Edale to Kirk Yetholm, the route passes through three national parks and a huge Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Although much of the landscape is high and wild, the route is well provided with accommodation and refreshment stops, in the charming villages in the valley bottoms. This title presents detailed description of the official route, with variants. It is illustrated with photographs throughout the seasons and OS map extracts with
full information about accommodation, public transport and other facilities available en route. Published March 10.
Reservoir Trails: Watershed Walks in the South Pennines, Nicola Carroll. Published February 13.
Pennine Way: National Trail Guide, Damian Hall - The Pennine Way was Britain’s first National Trail, opened back in 1965. It follows the spine of the Pennine range all the way from the rugged Peak
District, through the glorious Yorkshire Dales, along the stirring Hadrian's Wall to the underrated Cheviots and Scotland. The 268 miles (431 km) are arguably the most demanding challenge Britain offers the long-distance walker. The route includes landscapes that inspire great writers; a tour of cosy pubs, welcoming cafés and numerous charming villages you've probably never heard of but may never want to leave; insights into the Bronze Age, Romans,
Vikings and Normans; a fascinating geological field trip. Most of all, it's a walk through life-affirming natural beauty – simply some of the wildest, remotest and best upland walking in England. Now, Damian Hall has written a completely new single-volume guide to the entire route of the Pennine Way, with everything a 21st-century walker could want - detailed route descriptions, Ordnance Survey mapping, beautiful colour photography – while telling you
everything you could want to know, and with such enthusiasm and indeed passion for one of the great wild-walk challenges of all time, that anyone who reads it will be inspired to give the Trail a try. Published July 12.
|Pennine Way Companion, Alfred Wainwright updated by Chris Jesty - The Pennine Way – England’s first continuous long-distance path for walkers – stretches for 268 miles from Derbyshire to the Scottish Borders along the length of the Pennines. Inaugurated in 1965, it has become one of the most popular long-distance footpaths in Britain. For those starting in the south, it runs from Edale in Derbyshire through the old West and North Ridings of Yorkshire, Westmorland, Cumberland, and Northumberland before reaching its northern terminus at Kirk Yetholm, just over the Scottish border. Wainwright’s handwritten guide to the route, with its magnificent detailed maps and occasionally tongue-in-cheek text, was first published in 1968. This new edition has been brilliantly revised and updated by Chris Jesty to meet the goal Wainwright set for the original edition: ‘to enable walkers to follow the Pennine Way without putting a foot wrong...’ Published September 12.||Walking Home: A Poet's Journey, Simon Armitage - The wandering poet has always been a feature of our cultural imagination. Odysseus journeys home, his famous flair for storytelling seducing friend and foe. The Romantic poets tramped all over the Lake District searching for inspiration. Now Simon Armitage, with equal parts enthusiasm and trepidation, as well as a wry humor all his own, has taken on Britain's version of our Appalachian Trail: the Pennine Way. Walking "the backbone of England" by day (accompanied by friends, family, strangers, dogs, the unpredictable English weather, and a backpack full of Mars Bars), each evening he gives a poetry reading in a different village in exchange for a bed. Armitage reflects on the inextricable link between freedom and fear as well as the poet's place in our bustling world. In Armitage's own words, "to embark on the walk is to surrender to its lore and submit to its logic, and to take up a challenge against the self." Published April 13. Available for pre-order.||Walking on the West Pennine Moors: 30 Walks on the Lancashire Hills, Terry Marsh - The countryside around Blackburn, Darwen, Chorley and Bolton is home to some of the most inspiring and exhilarating walking country. Known as the West Pennine Moors, the area covers over 80 square miles, all of which is easily accessible. The variety and vibrancy of the landscape can be experienced everywhere - through colourful meadows and ancient woodland, across rugged moorland dissected by wooded valleys and next to the many rivers and reservoirs found in the area. This work offers 30 walks that give a selection of both short and easy country rambles and more challenging walks. Published Aug 09. K|
Pennine Way: Edale to Kirk Yetholm, Keith and Scott Carter - Practical guide with 137 large scale maps (1:20,000). Includes accommodation guide, pubs and restaurants and public transport information. Britain s best-known National Trail winds for 256 miles through
three National Parks the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland. This superb footpath showcases Britain s finest upland scenery, while touching the literary landscape of the Bronte family and Roman history along Hadrian s Wall. The guide includes: 137 large-scale walking maps; itineraries for all walkers; practical information for all budgets - guides to 57 towns and villages showing where to stay, where to eat, what to see, plus detailed
street plans; comprehensive public transport information; flora and fauna four page full colour flower guide, plus an illustrated section on local wildlife; green hiking; and GPS waypoints. Published April 11.
South Pennines Walks, Neil Coates - As you walk in today's South
Pennines you tread in the footsteps of generations who both endured and
created a unique landscape, a millennium of upheavals that has bequeathed to
the North a most tantalising and fascinating area to explore and enjoy. This
is not just the England beloved of travel posters or programmes, a green &
pleasant land of rolling vales, prim villages, bucolic inns and country
churches viewed through rose-tinted spectacles. It's so much more than that:
a heady combination of heritage etched into the geological skeleton; of moorland wind-riffled into myriad hues; of small farms with pocket-sized pastures rich with wildflowers picked out by a tracery of stone walls; of wooded dales and cloughs hidden in the hills; of hamlets and towns interlaced by causeys and tracks unchanged for centuries; of stunning views and challenging landscapes. On long summer days or crisp winter mornings the mosses and hills remain utterly peaceful despite their proximity to England's most
concentrated urban agglomerations. Published March 10.
Durham, North Pennines and Tyne and Wear Walks, Neil Coates -
"Pathfinder Guides" are the ideal companion for country walks throughout the
British Isles. Clear and easy-to-follow directions are accompanied by
detailed maps from Ordnance Survey and specially commissioned photographs.
With 28 colour-coded routes to choose from, all tried and tested by seasoned
walkers and varying from extended strolls to exhilarating hikes, there is a
walk to suit everyone. Published May 08.
|Walking the Pennines, Donald Boyd - Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Published March 11.||The Pennine Way, Roly Smith - The Pennine Way is the first, and some would say the toughest, of Britain's National Trails. It runs for 256 miles up from Edale in the Peak District along the crest of the Pennines - sometimes known as the Backbone of England - and the Cheviot Hills of Northumberland across the Scottish Border to the village of Kirk Yetholm. The idea of access campaigner and outdoor journalist Tom Stephenson in 1935, the Pennine Way took 60 years to come into being, and is now probably the best-known test of long distance walking in the country. This book is a celebration, rather than a guide to the Pennine Way. While covering the important highlights, it does not stick to the designated route religiously but meanders from the official path where there are points of interest along the way. Illustrated by John Morrison's perceptive photography and award-winning writer Roly Smith's insightful prose, The Pennine Way is at once a beautiful and refreshingly different look at the grand daddy of our long distance footpaths. Published June 11.||AA 100 Walks in Northern England - Enjoy the best of the British countryside with this compact, and easy-to-carry walking guide offering highlights of Northern England, its regional and topographical features, plus information on footpath signing, countryside access, walking tips and safety guidelines. The 100 walks cover the area in detail, with the distance of each ranging from two to ten miles depending on the terrain and interest along the way. Town and city strolls may be shorter, depending on the hinterland. Published January 10.|
Pennine Way North, Tony Hopkins - The Pennine Way is the 256-mile (412-km) National Trail stretching along the backbone of Britain. This volume features the northern section of the Way, following the Countryside Agency's acorn waymarks from Bowes across the rugged Durham moors, past Hadrian's Wall to Kirk Yetholm, a distance of 129 miles (207 km). This is the complete, official guide for the long distance walker or the weekend stroller. All you need is this one book. National Trail Guides are the official guidebooks to the fifteen National Trails in England and Wales and are published in association with Natural England, the official body charged with developing and maintaining the Trails. Published May 10.
Pennine Way South National Trail Guides, Tony Hopkins - The Pennine Way is the 256-mile (412-km) National Trail stretching along the backbone of Britain. This volume features the southern section of the Way, following Natural England’s acorn waymarks from Edale in the Peak District across the South Pennine moors and the Yorkshire Dales to Bowes, a distance of 127 miles (204 km). This is the complete, official guide for the long-distance walker or the weekend stroller. National Trail Guides are the official guidebooks to the fifteen National Trails in England and Wales and are published in association with Natural England, the official body charged with developing and maintaining the Trails. Published May 11.
FREEDOM TO ROAM
South Pennines and the Bronte Moors, Andrew Bibby - Frances Lincoln teams up with Ramblers Association - ardent campaigner for greater public access to open land - to produce a ground-breaking series of Wainwright-sized guides to areas newly opened up to walkers by the Right to Roam legislation now coming into effect. The first five guides explore the rich new opportunities for walkers in the Peak and Pennine region. Each guide includes: An introduction to the area: its landscape, history and natural history; 12 free-range rambles, graded for difficulty, that allow walkers to choose their own route; A full-page 4-colour OS map for each walk; Special features on points of interest chosen to add to walkers' enjoyment of the countryside; Practical information for visitors; A guide to public rights of access. Published Feb 05
Forest of Bowland: With Pendle Hill and West Pennine Moors, Andrew Bibby - description as above.
The Pennine Divide: Walking the Moors
Between Greater Manchester and Yorkshire, Andrew Bibby -
This guide contains directions and maps for twelve new walks through newly
opened access land close to the cities of Yorkshire and Greater Manchester.
Published Feb 05
Walking in the North
Pennines, Paddy Dillon - The North Pennines
have often been described as 'England's Last Wilderness' and are certainly
among the wildest, bleakest and most remote moorlands in the country. The
area is shared by the counties of Cumbria, Durham and Northumberland and is
the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England. Famous for its
range of arctic/alpine remnant flora and its mineral wealth, this region was
once the world's greatest producer of lead, and has a wonderful industrial
heritage. This guidebook includes everything from gentle and easy riverside
strolls, taking in stunning waterfalls and flowery meadows, to long and
rugged moorland walks, including vast areas recently designated as 'access
land'. The walks stretch from cosy little towns and villages to bleak and
Published May 09. K
Walk the South Pennines, Clarke Rogerson - A Brand-New walking guide by Manchester author Clarke Rogerson includes a route in and around Middleton, making it an ideal excuse to get out and about. Each of the 35 walks in the book are close enough to home for Middletonians to try them all. Details for each route include information on the walk itself, such as difficulty and time needed, as well as practical information such as the nearest pub and railway station. --Middleton & North Manchester Guardian. Published Jan 06
A Pennine Journey: From Settle to Hadrian's Wall in Wainwright's Footsteps,
David Pitt - In September 1938, A. Wainwright made a solitary walk through the Pennines. The following year he wrote up an account of this walk, which was eventually published in 1986. This illustrated guide, written by members of the Wainwright Society, is a recreation of this walk adapted for today s roads and rights-of-way, taking a route that Wainwright might have chosen if he was planning it today. The route is 247 miles long and divided
into 18 stages. With maps and illustrations inspired by the work of the great AW, this labour of love is essential for all those who wish to follow in Wainwright s footsteps. Published June 10.
Circular Walks Along the Pennine Way,
Kevin Donkin -
The Pennine Way is still Britain's, longest,
most popular and most renowned long-distance path. For those disinclined to
tackle it in one go, or to face the bother of organizing transportation back
to base, "Circular Walks from the Pennine Way" presents a series of fifty
circular walks along and around the route. All of them can be accomplished
in a day; all of them finish where they started. Completing the Pennine Way
in one go will inevitably mean missing some of the best views, as the
weather will certainly descend sooner or later to obscure the landscape.
This book allows Pennine Way veterans the chance to revisit such sections in
fine weather. Alternatively, you can set about ticking off the fifty walks,
sure in the knowledge that by the finish you will not only have completed
the whole of the Pennine Way, you will have also have gained a deeper
appreciation of this wonderful part of the English Countryside. Published
Walker's Yorkshire Dales and South Pennines in a Box, Duncan Peterson - With 40 laminated cards to a box, this is a great twist to a walking guide. Each has a different walk fully described and illustrated. Pocket a card and protective transparent sleeve and enjoy your day out. The varied range of walks covers not only the Yorkshire Dales but the South Pennines as well. Extending as far as the Peak District, the walks are in an ideal situation for
all conurbations which run either side of the Pennines. The cards include local points of interest such as flora and fauna, birdlife and historic sites. Walks range from half a day to two days and are suitable for recreational walkers as well as those who enjoy a walking weekend. Published May 10.
Pennine Way Companion: A Pictorial Guide, A Pictorial Guide,
A Wainwright - Originally compiled in
the 1950s and early 1960s, the Wainwright walking guides are perhaps the
most distinctive and unusual guides ever devised. The result of research by
their namesake and author over a period of 13 years, the guides have
retained their original format and design to this day. The books contain
intricate hand drawn sketches by the author, detailing routes of ascent, and
gradients of the hills in and around the Lake District and outlying regions.
"The Pennine Way Companion" was a further addition to the range of pictorial
guides, and details a 270 mile walk from Edale in Derbyshire to Kirk Yetholm
in Southern Scotland. Published May 04
|Pennine Walkies: Boogie Up the Pennine Way, Mark Following other books featuring long-distance walks with Boogie, the mongrel from hell, the author tackles the Pennine Way with a new Boogie, who at first appears - misleadingly - to be a much trendier and more wholesome incarnation. Published June 97||Pennine Journey - The fascinating story of a solitary walk through the Pennines made by A. Wainwright - legendary fell-walker, artist and author of the "Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells" - in September, 1938. With the world on the brink of war, Wainwright found solace in the desolate moors and the song of larks high above the tranquil landscape. His account - first published fifty years later - is full of a young man's dreams and his thoughts on life and love. Published March 04|
Way, Martin Collins
and Paddy Dillon - This is a fully
updated, full-colour edition of this guide. "The Teesdale Way" explores the
course of the River Tees for exactly 100 miles from its source in the
Cumbrian North Pennines to its outlet at Middlesbrough on the north-east
coast. This is a delightful walk through unmatched river scenery including
historic sites, SSSIs, pretty villages, woods, rolling farmland and
wetlands. Passing as it does from remote Pennine moorland, through
traditional Dales towns and finally to Teeside's industrial heartland, the
Teesdale Way gives us a fascinating cross-section of the region's social,
cultural and economic life. The Way is divided into eight stages of moderate
walking and takes about a fortnight to complete, including exploration on
all the interesting features, or much less for the more determined walker.
The author has included plenty of information on terrain, wildlife and
history, accommodation, transport and refreshment, together with a final
chapter outlining 10 circular walks around various parts of the Tees for
smaller excursions. Detailed sketch maps and photographs accompany each
section, together with a mileage chart and useful addresses. Published April
The Pennine Bridleway: Derbyshire to the South Pennines, Sue Viccars -
The Pennine Bridleway, when complete, will run
for about 350 miles (560km), and will be Britain's first purpose-built,
long-distance bridleway. This book covers the southernmost section of the
Bridleway, the first to be opened, starting near Buxton, in the heart of the
Peak District National Park, and running north to the moors of the southern
Pennines to the east of Hebden Bridge, where it splits into two to form the
47-mile (75km) Mary Towneley Loop, which has already established itself as a
popular trail for horse-riders and mountain bikers. It offers a spectacular trail through some of the finest
countryside in the north-west of England while being easily accessible from
the region's populous towns and cities. This book is the complete guide to this
section of the Bridleway. It contains: a detailed description of the entire
route, split into convenient sections; 1:25,000 Ordnance Survey maps for
each section marked with points of special interest; colour photographs and
features on local history, landscape, wildlife, geology and land use;
details of facilities for horse-riders and cyclists; and information on
travel, accommodation and facilities such as Tourist Information Centres and
Youth Hostels, and contact details for other useful organizations. Published
South Pennine Walks, Thirty
Circular Walks, J For the purpose of this guidebook the term
'South Pennines' is taken to refer to the expanse of hill country that
straddles the Lancashire/Yorkshire border between the Yorkshire Dales and
Peak National Parks. These 30 circular walks range from four to eight and a
half miles and explore an area of remarkably varied and contrasting
landscapes. They have been selected to delight both experienced and novice
walkers, and vary from simple valley strolls (ideal as family half-day
rambles) to more challenging moorland expeditions. Hand-written and
profusely illustrated in Jack Keighley's highly distinctive style, each walk
description contains parking information; a meticulously detailed map and
concise route directions all together on the same page; a general
description of the terrain, and notes on features of interest. Published
The Pennine Way: Backbone of England,
Tony Hopkins - A large format, illustrated celebration of Britain's most
famous long distance footpath. Background text provides the reader with
information on landscape, flora, fauna, agriculture and rural life along the
route. Published May 05
||Trans Pennine Trail, Richard Peace - A guide to facilities and attractions along the trans-Pennine trail for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Limited availability. Published March 05||Alston and Allendale in the North Pennines, Paul Hannon - Part of the 'Walking Country' series of walking guides, this title features 22 circular walks in the North Pennines, within England's largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is a practical guide with route descriptions, sketch maps, illustrations and much background information. Limited availability. Published June 04|
Pennine Way: South Part 1, Map and Guide - Gladys Sellers. Published Oct 05
Pennine Way: North Part 2. Published Oct 05
Pennine Bridleway: Derbyshire to South Pennines, Harvey. Published June 04
Pennine Way South (Walker's Route S), Harvey - Edale to Horton in Ribblesdale. Published Feb 05
Pennine Way Central (Walker's Route S), Harvey - Horton in Ribblesdale to Greenhead. Published Feb 05
Pennine Way North (Walker's Route S), Harvey -
Greenhead to Kirk
Yetholm. Published Feb 05
Trans Pennine Trail: Derbyshire & Yorkshire, Map 2 Central Published Feb 07. Limited availability.
Trans Pennine Trail: Yorkshire - North Sea, Map 3 East Published Feb 07. Limited availability.
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